Gua Sha is a healing massage technique from Traditional Chinese Medicine that can be used to lift, tone and tighten skin, increase the efficacy of your skincare, and for your skin to look refreshed and glowy.
The technique stems from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and involves the use of a skincare tool (like this one!) with a flat edge that can be used to press-stroke or scrape lubricated skin in one direction. This, according to the Chinese, moves qi (气) or energy around the body. In allopathic medical terms, this translates into improving circulation which releases stagnant blood and toxins. This movement allows for more blood and nutrient flow to stagnant areas, allowing for healing and rejuvenating tired skin.
Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love. It gives off a very soft, tender and soothing vibration. If you have ever felt ill at ease, anxious and unloved, this stone will help you to unlock some much needed self-love and nurturing. It opens up your heart to all kinds of love: self, familial, friendship, romantic and more. Used on the face, it will help ease those tense facial knots more gently.
*Please note that as these tools are crafted from natural stone, there will be minor imperfections varying across individual units. These imperfections do not compromise the integrity of the tools or their use.